Group urges Nigerians to shun illegal migration, decries menace prevalence
A Social reformist group, RARDUJA International, has expressed concern over prevalence of illegal immigration among Nigerians, especially the youths, in recent times.
The group, which took campaign against the menace to FaithHouse Transformation Assembly, Owerri, at the weekend, urged stakeholders to partner with efforts to sensitise citizens on inherent dangers of the social ill.
Speaking, the group’s President and Founder, Eddy Duru, disclosed that the number of Nigerians, who have been casualties of human trafficking and illegal migration is alarming, frustrating and poses danger to Nigeria’s future.
According to Duru, who is a German lawmaker, in Hesen State, Germany: “Cases abound where illegal migrants die on the Mediterranean Sea or are taken into slavery, prostitution and other forms of social vices abroad.
“RARDUJA does not discourage people from travelling, rather we are committed to sensitising people on the need to travel with right documents. We canvass for adequate planning, and clear vision of destination, before embarking on a journey abroad.
“There are opportunities to school, work or visit the western clime, but one has to follow right steps, and seek proper information, especially from the country’s embassy here in Nigeria or online, to avoid running into wrong hands.”
Also speaking, the officiating priest of the church service, Ikenna Emmanuel, admonished Christians to join secular politics, and make positive difference for the betterment of Nigerians.
He reiterated that the church has the mandate of accurate decision-making, wisdom for direction, and exceptional leadership like biblical Daniel, among others.
In a related development, the Imo State Commander, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), Earnest Ogbu, said the agency is determined to curb the menace of human trafficking in the state.
He cautioned youths to be on the watch against ostentatious lifestyles of some of the so-called “abroad based,” who, according to him, may come during the Christmas holidays to entice them with material things.